Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

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March 29, 2017 06:22 UTC

One dead in Kushtia ‘shootout’ with detective police

The incident occurred on the Kushtia-Meherpur road near the Moshan Kaligarha Bridge in Mirpur Upazila around midnight on Wednesday, said District Detective Police OC Sabbirul Islam. A detective police team was sent to the scene after hearing reports that a gang was attempting to rob vehicles by blocking the road with a tree, said OC Islam. He was taken to the Mirpur Upazila Medical Complex, where doctors declared him dead.”Three police officers were injured in the shootout and received first aid, said OC Islam. Rafiq had more than one case filed against him at the Kushtia and Rajbarhi police stations on charges of robbery and theft. Police recovered a light gun, a bullet round and two sharp weapons from the scene, the OC said.

March 29, 2017 06:22 UTC

RAB arrests four ‘Sarwar-Tamim Group’ militants in Dhaka

RAB raids on Tuesday led to the arrests in Dohar Upazila, said RAB-10 Captain Jahangir Hossain Matubbor. The four detained have been identified as ‘Mesbah’, ‘Mahfuz’ , ‘Taifur’, and ‘Faisal’. More details will be available at a press conference at the RAB Media Centre in Karwan Bazar on Wednesday, said the RAB captain.

March 29, 2017 05:48 UTC

Local Roundup: Coconino baseball knocked off by Prescott

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March 29, 2017 05:37 UTC

Security forces raiding two militant hideouts in Moulvibazar

Gunfire and explosions have been reported from one of the houses surrounded by the security forces. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said the two houses have been cordoned off since early on Wednesday. Inputs for the house at Sarkarbazar (at Fatehpur Village) were received early in morning," he said. Deputy Commissioner Islam said that bullets were fired and grenades were hurled at police from the house in Fatehpur Village. As the raids started early in the morning, power and gas supplies in the areas have been disconnected.

March 29, 2017 05:26 UTC



Four New JMB militants held in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained four members of a new faction of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (New JMB) from Dhaka’s Dohar area. According to RAB, they belong to JMB’s Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and Sarwar Jahan faction. RAB Legal and Media Wing’s Senior Assistant Director Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune Wednesday. He said the militants were held on Tuesday night. Details regarding the drive would be briefed later in the day, he added.

March 29, 2017 05:03 UTC

USGS: Strong quake of 6.9 magnitude hits Russia’s far east

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 struck near Komandorskiye Ostrava in Russia’s far east on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at a depth of about 33km just off the coast in the Bering Sea. It was originally recorded with a magnitude of 7.0. There was no tsunami threat after the quake, according to the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

March 29, 2017 04:30 UTC

Northland Prep softball can't catch Paradise Honors, falls 10-6 at home

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March 29, 2017 04:18 UTC

Police: Suspected robber killed in Kushtia gunfight

A suspected robber has been killed in a gunfight with detectives in Kushtia’s Mirpur upazila, police say. The deceased is Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, son of one Aziz Sheikh of Rajbari district. The gun battle took place early Wednesday near Kaligara bridge area on Kushtia-Meherpur road. “Rafiq was declared dead by the doctors at Mirpur Upazila Health Complex,” the OC added. Police had recovered arms, ammunition and locally-made sharp weapons from the spot, he claimed.

March 29, 2017 04:18 UTC

GC Softball: Lady Tigers belt two homers, clobber Ennis 11-4

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March 29, 2017 03:45 UTC

Familiar faces stand out early in Lumberjacks spring camp

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March 29, 2017 03:45 UTC

Neymar keeps Brazil ticking towards World Cup

Brazil lead the standings on 33 points with four matches to play, 11 points ahead of arch-rivals Argentina, who slipped back into fifth after a 2-0 defeat away to Bolivia without suspended captain Lionel Messi. Paraguay are in seventh spot on 18 points. Midfielder Hernan Perez missed another chance for Paraguay before Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring for the hosts in the 34th minute at the Corinthians Arena. The Liverpool playmaker played a neat one-two with Paulinho before curling a low, left-foot shot past goalkeeper Anthony Silva and inside the far corner. Left back Marcelo put the icing on the cake with another fine goal in the closing minutes for Brazil, who extended their South American qualifying record with the victory.

March 29, 2017 03:45 UTC

Durreen Shahnaz wins Oslo Business for Peace Award

Durreen Shahnaz, an investment banker and media executive-turned-social entrepreneur from Bangladesh, has won the Oslo Business for Peace Award 2017 for transforming the way financial and capital markets are moving beyond profit maximising to maximising purpose and impact. The winners of Oslo Business for Peace Award were announced in Oslo City Hall on Tuesday. Other winners of this year’s Oslo Business for Peace Award are Murad Al-Katib, Harley Seyedin and Elon Musk. The Oslo Business for Peace Award is granted by the Business for Peace Foundation, which is an Oslo based foundation who honours individual leaders who create value for business and society in an ethical and responsible way, helping to build a peaceful and prosperous environment for the world. In September last year, Asia Society honoured Durreen Shahnaz with the Asia Game Changer Award for social-impact investing that changed the game for millions.

March 29, 2017 03:45 UTC

Live: Police cordon off two suspected militant hideouts in Moulvibazar

10:27am- Moulvibazar sadar police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Abdul Aziz says: “Three grenades have been hurled targeting the law enforcers from the building in Borohat area.”10:17am- CTTC Additional Deputy Commissioner Abdul Mannan says: “Moulvibazar is the hometown of New JMB leader sacked army Major Syed Ziaul Haq. He has a strong hold here and based on such information we have cordoned off the two buildings. Special Weapons and Tactics team might join us.”9:42am- CTTC Additional Deputy Commissioner Abdul Mannan says local police and CTTC officials are present on the spot. 9:09am- Police have cordoned off two suspected militant hideouts in Borohat and Shorkarhat areas under Moulvibazar sadar upazila since 2am on Wednesday. The Police Headquarters has recently circulated a list of nearly 5,000 suspected militants to all district police chiefs and now a special drive is underway in Sylhet to apprehend them.

March 29, 2017 03:26 UTC

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March 29, 2017 01:52 UTC




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